Thursday, May 24, 2007

WEEKEND PICKS: Trio of Ideas for Saturday!

It's Memorial Day weekend and the weather is finally sunny!!!
Below are a trio of picks for Saturday, May 26:

1) Weekend for the Birds!! Beginning Saturday, May 26 the Birds of Prey will swoop into Stone Zoo for a return engagement of the seasonal, free-flight bird show “Lord of the Wings." During the 30-minute show, guests will learn fascinating bird facts and have the rare opportunity to observe natural bird behaviors. The three daily shows will feature a variety of birds including runner ducks, an American kestrel, an African pied crow, a red-legged seriema and a king vulture – to name a few. Throughout the show, several of the show’s stars will swoop into the amphitheater – flying inches above guests’ heads. Birds from around the world will demonstrate natural behaviors including unique survival techniques and food foraging, as well as specialized physical adaptations. “Lord of the Wings” runs through Sept. 3. Daily show times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. This season, admission to the bird show is free with regular paid admission. To plan a visit, go to:

2) Circle Time!! The EcoTarium in Worcester unveils its newest exhibit -- Secrets of Circles Saturday, May 26. Families can investigate, explore and celebrate the circles hidden-- and not-so-hidden-- all around us in this fun-filled, tri-lingual exhibit. (Signage is English, Spanish and Vietnamese.) Opening activities include performances by YoYo Mama at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., a special Circles in the Sky live planetarium show at 2:30 p.m., craft activities, animal encounters (can you think of a round animal?), hula hoops, and more. Circular snacks provided at 11 a.m. Get them while they last! The exhibit, perfect for children ages 3-10, was Secrets of Circles was created and circulated by the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. To plan a visit for the opening on Saturday or for another day, visit

3) SeaSide Adventures!! The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston is hosting "Fantastic Seaside Adventures" Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families can make a painting of Boston Harbor, tour the museum, and create puppets in the Bank of America Art Lab. Located at 100 Northern Avenue, on the last Saturday of each month, the Museum offers its popular Play Date for Families, where activities, tours, and performances are catered to children. And best of all, the events are free. Typically, admission: is $12, $10 for students and seniors, and free for children 17 and under. Admission is free from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and for families (2 adults with children under age 12) on the last Saturday of each month. To plan a visit, go to

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